Dept. of Education wants public's input to revise science standards

The Nebraska Department of Education is asking people to fill out a survey as they revise the state's science standards. (KHGI)

The Nebraska Department of Education says proposed Science Standards are a change in thinking.

The department is in the process of updating the standards right now.

What’s proposed focuses more on asking students to “think like a scientist” rather than memorize content.

State education leaders say the standards were written by 50 science educators from across Nebraska.

Now, they’re asking the public to weigh in on a survey. Questions ask you if you’re a member of the public, an educator, parent, student or college representative.

Sara Cooper, with the Nebraska Department of Education, said a big difference is that science content and analyst and research would no longer be separate standards.

To voice your opinion, click here.

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